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Snake Removal and Control

A copperhead snake on the ground being held in a snare after being removed from under the porch of a house.

Snakes are reptiles belonging to the suborder Serpentes. They are found in most parts of the world, but like cold-blooded animals in general, snakes are especially common in warm climates like those of our Georgia service area.

Humane snake removal and control is one of our most in-demand summer wildlife control services. Like all cold-blooded animals, snakes become more active as the temperature increases; so we get a lot of hits on our site for the search term "snake exterminators in Georgia" during the warmer months.

But most snakes are harmless and greatly beneficial, so there really is no such thing as a "snake exterminator." Good judgment and discretion are necessary when performing snake control.

Snakes of Georgia

There are approximately 40 species of snakes found in Georgia. But only six of these species are venomous (or "poisonous") snakes:

Most of our Georgia snakes are not venomous nor harmful in any way. But because many snakes have similar coloration, non-professionals often have a hard time telling them apart. For this reason, and because of the obvious risks associated with handling snakes, untrained people shouldn't attempt to trap or remove snakes themselves.

Call us instead. We know how to tell dangerous snakes from harmless ones, and we have the know-how to safely remove any kind of snakes from your property.

When is Snake Control Necessary?

Snake removed from an Atlanta basement, wrapped around a twig

Snake removal job in Georgia. Snake control is a skilled profession requiring specialized training. Kids, don't try this at home!

With non-venomous snakes, that depends on your feelings about snakes. Most snakes feed on rats, mice, other small mammals,and insects that can transmit disease or cause damage to farm or garden damages. Consequently, many people don't mind sharing their landens with a few non-venomous snakes in return for their help keeping the vermin populations down. So unless snakes really creep you out, there's no need to disturb non-venomous snakes. Unless you accidentally step on one, they'll do no harm and much good.

Some people are deathly afraid of snakes, however, and just want them gone -- no matter whether they're venomous or not. And of course, most people (at least most people with a lick of sense) don't want wild snakes slithering around in their beds, nor even in basements, living rooms, or sensitive outdoor areas like children's sandboxes and play areas.

No worries. If you have venomous snakes in your basement or elsewhere in your home or property, we can remove them. And if having even a few non-venemous snakes in your garden creeps you out, we can safely and humanely remove them and release them far from your home, where they won't bother you again. The snakes may be a bit insulted, but they'll get over it.

Venomous Snake Control in Georgia

Venomous snakes, of course, must be removed when they get too close to human-occupied buildings, farms, or recreation areas. The bites of venomous snakes can be fatal to humans, domestic animals, and livestock; so trapping venomous snakes is a job for professionals.

At Rid-A-Critter, all of our animal control technicians have advanced training in poisonous snake control. In fact, we're the region's leader in professional snake removal. We have fully-trained technicians living, working, and providing snake control services in the Metro Atlanta area, Athens, Macon, Roswell, and all of Northern and Central Georgia, as well as in the Birmingham, Alabama and Chattanooga, Tennessee areas.

Snake Control Gallery

Here are some pictures of snakes we've met in Georgia, as well as some of the non-toxic, environmentally-friendly snake control removal methods that our animal control technicians use to manage snakes. You can also click here to watch a video of Jeff removing a snake from behind the shutter of a home.

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A shed snake skin hanging from a water pipe in the crawl space of a house in LaGrange, Georgia.
Shed snake skin in a crawl space in LaGrange
A shed snake skin in the grass outside a house in Carrollton Georgia, the house itself not being in the picture.
Snake skin in the grass outside a Carrollton home
A male wildlife control technician from behind using a snare on a long handle to catch and remove a snake from under the porch of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Snake removal from under a porch in Alpharetta
A snake in the weeds on the ground after being removed and relocated from the crawl space of a house in Woodstock, Georgia.
Snake relocated from a house in Woodstock
A shed snake skin draped over the joists in the attic and the droppings on the sheet rock between the joists are evidence that a house in Madison, Georgia needs both mouse control and snake removal.
Evidence of mice and snakes in an attic in Madison
A shed snake skin on a leafy bush outside a house in Snellville, Georgia.
Shed snake skin outside a house in Snellville
Gaps of varying widths averaging about an inch between a row of vertical bricks used to ventilate the crawl space that allowed snakes into a house in Young Harris, Georgia.
How snakes got into this Young Harris home
An Eastern brown snake coiled up on the ground among the weeds outside a house in Roswell, Georgia prior to being caught and relocated to the forest.
Brown snake removed from a house in Roswell
A live snake in a cage type trap that is attached to the roof of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia with a male animal control technician on a ladder removing the trap and the snake.
Snake removal from a house in Alpharetta
A shed snake skin lying across the threshold of the crawl space door at a house in Hiawassee Georgia.
Snake skin in a crawl space in Hiawassee
A shed snake skin about three feet long by about an inch in diameter on the concrete floor in the basement of a house in Carrollton Georgia.
Snake skin in the basement of a Carrollton home
A snake skin showing through the vent opening of the soffit of a house in Villa Rica Georgia.
Snake skin in a soffit in Villa Rica
A snake skin in the dirty insulation between the joists in the unfinished attic of a house in Woodstock Georgia.
Snake skin in an attic in Woodstock
Timber rattlesnake coiled up on some rocks next to a house in Ellijay Georgia.
Timber rattlesnake removed from a house in Ellijay
Snake being held in a snare after being removed from under the porch of a house in Hiawassee Georgia.
Snake removed from a house in Hiawassee
Screening applied over a pentagonal gable vent to keep snakes out of the attic of a house in Griffin Georgia.
Snake-proofing the attic of a house in Griffin
The hood of an old car is opened and there is a rat snake coiled up on top of the engine.
Rat snake under the hood of an old car
Young black rat snake in the gloved hand of an animal control technician after being removed from a house in Carrollton Georgia.
Black rat snake removed from a Carrollton home
Head and some of the body of a coiled black rat snake facing the camera in the fluffy insulation in the unfinished attic of a house in Cumming Georgia
Black rat snake in an attic in Cumming
Baby rat snake coiled between the gloved fingers of the technician who removed it from a house in Carrollton Georgia
Young rat snake removed from a house in Carrollton
Snake in a snare being removed from the lawn outside a house in Roswell Georgia
Snake removed from the yard of a Roswell home
The screen behind a foundation vent on a house in Hiram Georgia was displaced by a wire passed through the vent and has rodent stains along the bottom of the screen
How a rat snake got into a house in Hiram
Technician holding a rat snake stretched between his hands after removing it from a house in Hiram Georgia
Rat snake removed from a house in Hiram
King snake on the pavement after being removed from a house
King snake removed from a house in Woodstock
Copperhead snake being held in a snare after being removed from a garage
Copperhead snake removed from a garage
Snake removal technician holding a king snake vertically next to a toddler girl in Carrollton Georgia. The snake is longer than the girl is tall.
Little girl in Carrollton likes king snakes
Snake skin in the insulation of the attic of  house in Cornelia Georgia
Snake skin in the attic of a house in Cornelia
Baby copperhead snake coiled up inside a rain downspout with its head peeking out
Baby copperhead snake in a rain down spout
An Eastern coral snake, one of the venomous snakes found in Georgia, on the ground
Eastern coral snake, one of our venomous snakes
Close up of a copperhead's snake head. The snake is in a snare right behind its head.
Close-up of a copperhead snake's head
A king snake in the jaws of a snare, unharmed, being removed from a property
King snake removal by one of our technicians
A king snake attacking a rat snake, presumably to eat it.
King snake attacking a rat snake
A snake being removed from the roof of a house in Hartwell, Georgia
Snake being removed from roof in Hartwell
Snake removal worker with snake he removed from house in Hartwell, GA
Snake removed from a house in Hartwell
Snake skin on dirty insulation in an attic in Dacula, Georgia
Snake skin in an attic in Dacula, Georgia
A yellow rat snake in the grass in a lawn in Birmingham, Alabama
Yellow rat snake in Birmingham, Alabama
Snakes on and around a well cover in Dacula, Georgia
Snake control job in Dacula, Georgia
Water snake crawling from a hole in a cement wall in Dacula, Georgia
Water snake in Dacula, Georgia
Water Snake
Water snake removed in Dacula, Georgia
Water Snake
Water snake trapped in Dacula, Georgia
Technician holding a king snake captured in Villa Rica, Georgia
King snake removal in Villa Rica
A timber rattlesnake removed from outside a home in Dallas, Georgia
A deadly timber rattlesnake trapped in Dallas
Snake skin laying across insulation in an attic in Stockbridge, Georgia
Snake skin found in an attic in Stockbridge, GA
A rubber snake on a porch support
Rubber snake that customer thought was real
Shed rat snake skin next to a tape measure in Carrollton, Georgia
Shed rat snake skin found in Carrollton, Georgia

For help with snake control or any animal control problem, please call us today.


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A shed snake skin hanging from a water pipe in the crawl space of a house in LaGrange, Georgia has the homeowner a bit nervous. We have a crew on the way to check for living snakes and remove them if any are found. They'll also check for rodents, which are likely the reason the snakes went into the crawl space in the first place.
by Webmaster
Sep 13, 2023 10:56:12 am.

Spending this Sunday resting up for a big week ahead.
by Chad W.
Sep 10, 2023 08:32:59 am.

Finished up an exclusion before it for too hot outside. Perks of getting up early and getting started.
by Chad W.
Aug 26, 2023 11:03:43 am.

It’s a hot one today. Headed to Jasper Ga to look for a dead animal under a house
by Chad W.
Aug 24, 2023 01:11:32 pm.

Resting up for another full week of critter ridding.
by Chad W.
Aug 20, 2023 06:11:58 pm.

There is nothing like waking up and looking forward to going to going to work. I love my job and am blessed to be in the position I’m in.
by Chad W.
Aug 19, 2023 07:28:21 am.

Headed to Birmingham to do a raccoon quote. Got another raccoon quote in irondale. Squirrels will be active soon. Call Ridacritter for your free exclusion quote.
by Chris Scott
Aug 18, 2023 09:57:39 am.

A dentist office in Stone Mountain has a dead animal smell that needs checked out this morning
by Chad W.
Aug 16, 2023 07:11:34 am.

On the way to meet the preacher of a church in Buford Ga this morning to do a snake quote and inspection.
by Chad W.
Aug 15, 2023 06:44:41 am.

Sun’s out in Marietta. Getting hot
by Chad W.
Aug 14, 2023 02:51:31 pm.

Sun’s out in Marietta. Getting hot
by Chad W.
Aug 14, 2023 10:59:56 am.

Headed to Birmingham to seal a bottom transition that snake are entering through. We have a big bat exclusion in sylacauga today.
by Chris Scott
Aug 11, 2023 09:45:07 am.

Installed some crawlspace vent covers in Cartersville then checked out some gutters in Big Canoe
by Chad W.
Aug 09, 2023 02:13:17 pm.

Villa Rica to get some materials, Cartersville to screen some crawlspace vents, then Big Canoe to clean out a gutter for a customer. Busy day
by Chad W.
Aug 09, 2023 06:04:59 am.

Started with bats I Talbotton Ga, Bats in the attic in Manchester Ga. Now to Tyrone Ga for rodents in a home.
by Jason Arruda
Aug 01, 2023 12:52:34 pm.

Taking this Sunday to rest up for a big week. Gonna be a hot one
by Chad W.
Jul 30, 2023 08:20:46 am.

Lithonia Ga this morning to do a snake exclusion
by Chad W.
Jul 29, 2023 07:06:06 am.

Mountains this morning to check out some carpenter bee and woodpecker damage then to Atlanta to trap a raccoon that’s trying to break in
by Chad W.
Jul 18, 2023 06:42:06 am.

Mountains this morning to check out some carpenter bee and woodpecker damage then to Atlanta to trap a raccoon that’s trying to break in
by Chad W.
Jul 17, 2023 06:12:21 am.

Headed to Tuscaloosa. Going to quote a client that has rats and bats. Got a few traps to check around the Birmingham area. Then to Lincoln for a flying squirrel quote.
by Chris Scott
Jul 13, 2023 08:23:51 am.

We just got a call for snake removal at a Carrollton, Georgia home. The homeowner found a snake skin in the grass right outside the house and wants to make sure there are no snakes inside the house. We'll also check for a rodent problem, as snakes often enter a home looking for rats or mice to eat.
by Webmaster
Jul 12, 2023 10:06:51 am.

Villa Rica this morning to pick up some material then to Cartersville to look at a house with problems in the crawlspace
by Chad W.
Jul 12, 2023 05:50:08 am.

Quoting exclusions today, Tifton Ga bats this morning and more bats in Americus Ga this afternoon. Bats in the attic, bats in the house!
by Jason Arruda
Jul 11, 2023 01:35:50 pm.

Headed to Loganville Ga this morning to seal a house and install ridgeguard. Then to Duluth to check some traps
by Chad W.
Jul 11, 2023 06:30:46 am.

Another happy customer in Duluth Ga
by Chad W.
Jul 09, 2023 11:27:57 am.

Atlanta this morning to seal a house and do some ridgeguard. Then to Cleveland Ga to seal some carpenter bee holes
by Chad W.
Jul 07, 2023 06:46:37 am.

In Anniston to look a customer’s chimney. I believe he has chimney swifts nesting in the flue pipe. Going to Leeds after that to set some mouse traps. Couple stops in Birmingham for squirrels and rats later today.
by Chris Scott
Jul 05, 2023 09:10:06 am.

Another good day in the critter industry in the south ga region. Time to call it a day.
by Jason Arruda
Jun 28, 2023 05:53:20 pm.

We will be going around removing traps and deodorizing now that we have stopped all critter activity. Love seeing happy customers!
by Brandon C.
Jun 28, 2023 06:41:28 am.

Started off today having to get a new phone. At the end of the day we have more Exclusions lined up. Customers from Williamson Ga to Macon Ga. Also saw some clients in Sharpsburg and Peachtree City.
by Jason Arruda
Jun 27, 2023 04:01:52 pm.

We just got a contact form submission for snakes that need to be removed from under the porch of a house in Alpharetta, Georgia. We'll send a technician right away to catch and remove and relocate the snakes and check for a rodent problem.
by Webmaster
Jun 22, 2023 06:08:10 am.

Headed to north ga this morning. Blue Ridge , Young Harris, Hiawassee, and Clayton.
by Chad W.
Jun 21, 2023 06:02:36 am.

Rid-A-Critter provides snake removal and control in all of North Georgia, including Athens, Atlanta, Alpharetta, Canton, Carrollton, Cartersville, Cumming, Dacula, Doraville, Ellijay, Flowery Branch, Gainesville, Jasper, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Macon, Milton, Norcross, Rome, Suwanee, Villa Rica, Winston, Woodstock, Young Harris, and everywhere in between.

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